Is Collaborative Law the Right Approach for My Case?
Almost any case or composition of legal issues in a family law matter can be addressed collaboratively. Generally, however, we will not commence a collaborative case on behalf of a client if we believe the matter is unlikely to reach resolution in a collaborative manner. A case is inappropriate for collaboration, if it is reasonably predictable that litigation in court may be required to achieve resolution. Attorneys for both parties will assess the suitability of a case for collaboration, prior to commencing a collaborative law process. Even if we advise you that your case is not suitable for collaboration, we will make every effort to resolve your case with as little friction as possible. It is our preference that everything we do has the effect to support our clients’ ability to achieve an appropriate resolution. We will brainstorm with you to achieve solutions that meet your needs, whether within a collaborative or litigated approach.